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The Halifax patio index—100+ sunny spots to explore 

Wanna take it outside? We’ve rounded up patios across the city to eat, drink and be airy.

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Downtown

First things first...about Argyle Street:
You may have noticed there's a (new) gaping hole in it at the moment? The Argyle streetscaping project is in motion—it's gonna be hard for restaurants here (think Bistro Le Coq, Bitter End, East of Grafton, Loose Cannon) to set up patios on the already narrow walkways left outside the rubble. The city says it's short-term pain for long-term gain—when it's done, Argyle is going to look stellar—but that means a bummer for most outdoor seats. The restaurants and bars? They're still very open.

2 Crows Brewing Co.
Feel the sun on your face and clean suds on your tongue as you sample tastes ranging from earthy to tropical at this craft brewery's walled-in wooden deck. 1932 Brunswick Street

The Auction House
Want a side of history (or a fun conversation starter) for your next dinner for two? Take your date to this swish space, which was once a literal auction house and sports a romantic, fenced-in patio. 1726 Argyle Street

Argyle Bar & Grill
Early birds and night owls alike flock to this spot serving easy, American eats and cheap well shots: Daytime means brunch on its sunny rooftop patio; after dark the space becomes an outdoor dance floor. 1575 Argyle Street

Baton Rouge
Snagging a patio seat at this steakhouse chain means you can have prime rib on a prime slice of downtown real estate. 1877 Hollis Street

The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
There's no room on Barrington for a patio, but this steakhouse gets around it with a stylish second-floor courtyard instead. Take that, traffic. 1662 Barrington Street

Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub
Grab a bowl of this pub's award-winning seafood chowder before settling into a seat on the expansive, wooden deck and you'll be checking a Halifax standby off your list. 1645 Argyle Street

The Five FishermEn Restaurant & Grill
This spot—known for swanky spins on classic seafood fare—also boasts an oyster happy hour. Shuck and slurp on its patio while people-watching the Grand Parade.  1740 Argyle Street

HFX Sports Bar & Grill
This sprawling, sports-focused bar is lit up daily with highlights, but its patio offers a front-row view of Citadel Hill and screens so big even sitting outdoors, you won't miss any action. 1721 Brunswick Street

The Maxwell's Plum
Ninety-nine options for beer on the patio, 99 options for beer, take one down and pass it around, 98 options for beer on the patio. 1600 Grafton Street

Obladee, A Wine Bar
Obladee's always a front-row seat to downtown action, but why not take it to the next level and knock back a divine wine on the Sackville Street side of this bar? You never know what—or who—you'll see. 1600 Barrington Street

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
This fuss-free pub's menu boasts both vegetarian and gluten-free picks, meaning it's an option for a diverse group of diners. One thing everything will agree on, though? It's the luck of the Irish if you score a seat here. 5136 Prince Street

Red Stag Tavern
If your summer plans include showing mom and dad around town, consider this pub-style spot: Tucked inside Alexander Keith's famous brewery, its scenic patio is the perfect cap to a brewery tour and an afternoon of waterfront wandering. 1496 Lower Water Street

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The Rooftop
The trio behind the comfort food at the Stubborn Goat is aiming to make your summertime dreams come true with The Rooftop, an uncomplicated space above Blowers Street's Sicilian Pizza that dishes up barbecue-based plates and endless sun. 1567 Grafton Street

Sawadee Tea House
Take a trip around the globe without leaving your patio seat by sipping one of over 350 varieties of loose-leaf tea at Sawadee's. 1871 Granville Street

Split Crow Pub
Bumping live music every night of the week, you'll hear this patio before you see it. Bask in Celtic music, rock covers and sunshine with a $5 beer in hand and feel summer all around. 1855 Granville Street

Stubborn Goat Gastropub
Chic comfort food reinventions (think avocado mac-n-cheese and potato wedges doused in za'atar spices) reign supreme at the Goat, which also boasts a patio with an adorable striped awning for those looking to avoid a sunburn with their supper. If the night gets chilly, servers will bring blankets and fire up the overhead space heaters. 1579 Grafton Street

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Battery Park BeerBar
Sip your way around the Nova Scotia craft beer scene without leaving your seat on this softly lit patio—Battery Park boasts an impressive on-tap rotation of offerings from boutique breweries around the province. Suds not your scene? Try a tall glass of cold brew coffee instead.  62 Ochterloney Street

Boondocks Restaurant
Drink in the view of Fisherman's Cove while drinking in a cold beer at this seafood spot's salt-air-tinged patio. 6 Government Wharf Road

Celtic Corner Public House
Snag one of Celtic Corner's signature savoury pies and head up to the rooftop patio to see why the pub claims to have the best view in the city. 69 Alderney Drive

Cicero's On The Water
Canadian and Italian cuisine—served on checkered tablecloths—is on offer at this casual fine dining restaurant. A seat on its intimate patio means dinner served with a front-row view of Porters Lake. 122 Post Office Road, Porters Lake

Downeast Beer Factory
Amongst the rush of Burnside's main strip, Downeast has set up an expansive spot for drinking craft beer and plowing into pub snacks outside. 612 Windmill Road

Finbar's Irish Pub
The second iteration of this Irish-style watering hole is known for a similar neighborhood pub vibe, its cold pints of Guinness, its friendly service and, oh yeah, its patio, too. 635 Portland Hills Drive

Il Trullo
Italian fare, fine wines and a stellar view of Halifax are on the menu at Il Trullo's patio. Pull up a seat and ciao down. 67 King's Wharf Place

Just Us! Coffeehouse
Fair-trade coffee pioneers Just Us! offer a central spot in Dartmouth's downtown to sun yourself and sip a dark roast while watching the hum of Halifax's harbour. King's Wharf, 15 King's Wharf Place

Little C
The always-packed Canteen listened to its regulars and is opening a take-out centric sister restaurant next-door called Little C. Extra space means a little more room for creativity, too, so watch for patio seating this summer. 22 Portland Street

Ma Belle's Cafe
This cozy cafe's sweet patio makes the perfect spot to put the "break" in lunch break as you zone out over hearty sandwiches and desserts. 44 Ochterloney Street

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Mic Mac Bar & Grill
This fresh air-filled patio is the perfect pit stop to load up on breakfast and ribs before exploring nearby spots like Nine Locks Brewery and Shubie Park.  219 Waverley Road

Millstone Public House
Don't let it's strip mall location fool you, this pub is a true neighbourhood favourite with regular wing nights, homemade cheesecake and $5 cocktails on Thursday nights. The cozy, shaded patio makes the perfect spot for catching up with friends after work. 250 Baker Drive

Old Port Pub & Grill
From-scratch food like mom would make keeps regulars coming back to this pub's sun-filled patio. 900 Windmill Road

Seventy3
A seat on Canadian-fusion spot Seventy3's patio—the next-door neighbour to Celtic Corner—means chowing down on plates like calamari gnocchi and drinking in harbour views. 73 Alderney Drive

St. Louis Bar & Grill
Wing nights are just a little bit sunnier thanks to St. Louis' large and in-charge parking lot patio—grab a Tiki Madness (cannot resist anything with a tiny umbrella) and grab a seat under the Edison bulbs. 547 Portland Street

Whiskey's Lounge
Pub food plus cold beer plus patio lanterns equals summer to the max. Trust us, it's all in the math. 29 Portland Street

The Wooden Monkey
The Monkey has long been a Haligonian staple with a varied menu pleasing vegetarians and omnivores alike. The Dartmouth location, tucked inside Alderney Landing, serves up similar vibes while a seat on its patio means A+ views of the Halifax waterfront. 40 Alderney Drive

North End

Alteregos Cafe
Anchoring Gottigen Street with coffeehouse standards, cheap eats and local beer, this cafe's patio is a safe bet to start or cap off a day of north end wandering. Oh, and its Daytime DJ series on Fridays means you can chow down on a buddha bowl with sunshine and soft bass in the background. 2193 Gottingen Street

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Agricola Street Brasserie
One of the north end’s biggest spots to see and be seen features an equally impressive rooftop patio complete with soft lighting and lush greenery. 2540 Agricola Street

Chain-Yard Urban Cidery
Check out the city's first cider-maker's sidewalk patio for a summery way to get your apple-a-day. 2606 Agricola Street

Eliot & Vine
The classy Clifton Street restaurant's vibes spill out onto the sidewalk in the summer months, where patio seating gives diners (and drinkers) a little dose of vitamin D. They view out here's just as good—watch the chef in action through the garage door, or check out live jazz Thursdays. 2305 Clifton Street

enVie—a Vegan Kitchen
While snagging a spot on EnVie's tiny, roped-off sidewalk situation can feel like a feat, glugging down some house-made green juice and a hearty, dairy-free, meat-free main dish will make you feel the kitchen's magic is even more impressive. 5775 Charles Street 

The Foggy Goggle
After quietly relocating to a busy block on Gottingen Street, this homestyle food joint is ready to offer all the eggs Benny under the sun—literally. Not feeling brunch? The kitchen, open till 2am, means you can have your midnight snack in the moonlight, instead, once the patio sets up shop in early July. 2057 Gottingen Street

Good Robot Brewing Company
The brewery's beer garden, the GastroTurf is a pup-friendly spot to swill house-made suds and take in some sunshine. Events like outdoor film screenings (every Sunday night in June) and the monthly-ish silent reading nights show just how much fun the Robie Street space can be! 2736 Robie Street

Hamachi Kita
A Hydrostone staple for sushi lovers, this patio is perfect for light meals on hot days and seeing what Asian fusion is all about. 5537 Young Street

Humani-T Cafe
Get your homemade gelato fix on the balcony of this north end cafe for ultimate summertime radness. 5755 Young Street

Julien's Patisserie, Bakery & Cafe
This quaint Hydrostone cafe has more buttery confections than you can dream of, making people-watching on its petite terrace a sweet option for sunny afternoons. 5517 Young Street

Lion & Bright Cafe Wine Bar
Hand-crafted lattes by day and a winding wine list by night make this popular north end hang a natural choice any time of day. If you manage to grab the couple of sidewalk seats, a fun neighbourhood feel awaits. 2534 Agricola Street

Lion's Head Tavern & GRILL
A big-ass patio makes the perfect spot to feel the sun on your face while chowing down on fuss-free classics like fish and chips and burgers. Relish the neighbourhood joint's homey feel and knock back a cold one while wondering why it took you so long to get here. 3081 Robie Street

The Local
Wood beam fencing, rustic bench seats and soft twinkle lights make this patio a total showstopper. A casual vibe and impressive beer list make it the perfect spot to grab a deep-dish pizza before a show downstairs at the Seahorse. Or, you can recover the morning after a big concert at the Marquee with French-pressed coffee and sweet potato waffles. 2037 Gottingen Street

Salvatore's Pizzaiolo Trattoria
A Hall of Fame contender in The Coast's Best of Halifax awards, Salvatore's knows a thing or two about pizza. Knock back a slice of Sal's signature white sauce-style pies while enjoying the view of theHydrostone streetscapes from your patio perch. 5541 Young Street

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Seven Bays Bouldering
Gyms aren’t typically the place you’d think of diving into a frosty beer or cider, but then again, Seven Bays isn’t a typical gym. The indoor rock-climbing and cafe space has local suds on tap and a large patio with soft lights that’s a perfect spot to people-watch, nosh on pork shoulder tacos and take in summer’s sunshine. 2019 Gottingen Street

Studio East Food + Drink
No matter if you're thinking brunch, dinner or late-night bites, this swish spot offers an accessible, glamorous spin on a smattering of Asian staples from pork ramen to Cambodian-Thai curry. The wooden patio is the perfect spot to expand your palate and get some Vitamin D, too. 6021 Cunard Street

Timber Lounge
Axes mark this spot on Agricola Street—an extension of the indoor bar, music venue and axe-throwing lounge. Have your beers out here, and brush up on your target practice, too. 2712 Agricola Street

Waffle Love
Take your sweet tooth to this tiny nook offering made-to-order waffles piled high with toppings. Its patio is the perfect spot to eat your take-away treat while it's hot! 5530 Kaye Street

Spring Garden + South End

The Arms Public House
An upscale spin on classic English pub food awaits at this space, tucked inside the Lord Nelson Hotel. A narrow, elevated patio sports marble tile, unbeatable views of the Public Gardens and the hottest seat in town to watch the Pride Parade. We recommend ordering the banana bread French toast to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth. 1515 South Park Street

Black Sheep
A wooden back porch offers shade, fresh air and the perfect place to tuck into the Sheep's impressive list of inventive cocktails or daily, A-game brunch options like tostadas and breakfast poutine. Pro tip: It's always a good time to try the rich Robert Van Winkle, an iced coffee spiked with Bailey's and Galiano. 1569 Dresden Row

Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs
Called "the comfortable worn-in jeans of the Halifax bar scene" by Coast food critic Melissa Buote, Bearly's knows how to roll its cuffs for summer, so to speak. A fenced-in patio with large umbrellas offers the perfect spot to sink your teeth into Southern barbecue and old-fashioned blues. 1269 Barrington Street

Le Bistro By Liz
Regulars flock to this French-inspired spot for live music and reasonable prices. The checkered tablecloths, chianti bottles stuffed with flickering candlesticks and LED Eiffel Tower add kitschy fun. 1333 South Park Street

Cafe Chianti
Barrington Street's longstanding Cafe Chianti celebrates northern Italian cuisine and boasts an expansive wine list. Grab a seat on its intimate sidewalk patio for prime pasta-twirling. 1241 Barrington Street

The Captain's Boil
The former Pizza Delight has been transformed into a Halifax outpost of this Toronto-based Cajun food chain that promises you can "feast like a pirate and dine like a captain." The sliver of patio offers an A1 view of Spring Garden speeding along below, and we won't tell if you drop your crawfish shells off the side. 5680 Spring Garden Road

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Darrell's Restaurant
Get one of Darrell's Halifamous peanut butter burgers before settling down on the sports bar's large, wooden deck and you'll feel like your coolest friend is throwing a barbecue. 5576 Fenwick Street

Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill
This expansive patio is crowned with a massive banner shouting "recommended on Trip Advisor." Pull up an al fresco seat and you'll soon see why, as you peep Citadel Hill over Turkish coffee and platters of mezze. Current construction means the patio will be opening at some point over the summer. 1569 Dresden Row

The Fickle Frog
This student staple offers relaxed vibes, cheap booze and standard diner fare. Perch on the patio's barstool-style seating for feelings of big-city-buzz while polishing off an order of mac and cheese bites. 5675 Spring Garden Road

Halifax Central Library
The architectural jewel in Spring Garden's crown also offers a roomy rooftop patio perfect for knocking back one of inside PAVIA Cafe's strong-yet-sweet iced coffee offerings—or for poring over your latest library card get. 5440 Spring Garden Road

Henry House
A historic stone house steeped in English pub style, this Barrington Street landmark's shaded patio makes an upscale option for cold beer and comfort food. 1222 Barrington Street

Humani-T Cafe
Build your own gelato ice cream sandwich before heading to Humani-T's quiet back patio for a tranquil, summery escape from it all. 1451 South Park Street

Just Us! Coffeehouse
This old house-turned-quirky cafe has two patio options for your caffeinating pleasure: Settle down on the street-level porch to soak in Spring Garden's atmosphere or escape to the upstairs balcony for a quiet retreat. 5896 Spring Garden Road

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Mexicali Rosa's
Slug back one of Mexi's signature blended margaritas with a plate of nachos on thisrooftop patio and you'll feel like you're in the heart of the southwest, not Spring Garden. 5472 Spring Garden Road

Morris East Restaurant
While we're sure you can never really tire of gourmet, wood-fired pizza, if your slice needs a twist, Morris East makes it brunch-ready with a fried egg on top. Perfect with the casual, Italian-influenced nook's $5 Caesars and a seat on its colourful, sunny patio! 5212 Morris Street

Niche Lounge
One-part sports bar, one-part chic after-work spot, Niche has a niche all its own in the Spring Garden drinks scene. The substantial sunken patio space boasts a big screen perfect for catching an important game while swilling martinis and rubbing elbows. 1505 Barrington Street

Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca
With pies so authentic they've been certified by pizza experts from Naples, Piatto is a natural choice when Italian cravings strike. Underscore the difference between wood-fired pizza and its casual counterparts by dining on the former from this restaurant's chic, mid-sized grey-and-red patio. 5144 Morris Street

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Stillwell Beergarden
Chances are by now you’re familiar with the popular beer bar’s summery hot spot, holding down Spring Garden with craft offerings and charcoal grilled eats. If not, now’s the time to indulge under a sky of twinkle lights—just make sure to leave room for dessert, crafted by the on-site, totally Instagrammable Dairy Bar. 5688 Spring Garden Road

Tom's Little Havana
When a flight to Varadero isn't in the stars (or your pocketbook), stop by the bar where everyone knows your name for a solid rum-and-coke instead. Brunch, late night snacks and a popular wing Wednesday means your many whims will be covered on this sunny patio which also boasts a long whiskey menu (which isn't particularly Cuban, but still a lot of fun). 1540 Birmingham Street

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Uncommon Grounds/Sugah!
The Public Gardens are meant for slowing down, lingering over a novel or simply soaking in the lush surroundings. This cafe-slash-ice cream shop makes sense tucked inside the Garden's gates, languishing over some hand-paddled hard ice cream on its ample patio makes a sweet ending to a walk in the park. 5665 Spring Garden Road

Uncommon Grounds
This South Park spot offers lots of shade and bright red picnic tables to polish off an iced latte before getting down to business on your latest side project. 1030 South Park Street

Your Father's Moustache
Coast readers regularly rank this Spring Garden staple as the Best Patio in town in the Best of Halifax awards (so much so it's been inducted into the Hall of Fame). See for yourself if the sunny spot lives up to the hype over brunch or late-night drinks from a long list of cocktail creations.  5686 Spring Garden Road

Waterfront

The Bicycle Thief
This swish, Italian-influenced eatery's patio offers front-row views of the waterfront and also boasts a champagne bar to make your evening out even more celebratory. 1475 Lower Water Street

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Gahan House
With a patio so close to the water's edge your hair gets a halo of salt spray, this Canadian cuisine focused restaurant satisfies seafood cravings while offering seaside views. 1869 Upper Water Street

Garrison Brewing Company
Part of the old guard of Halifax's craft beer scene, Garrison knows its way around all sorts of suds, from IPAs to stout. Grab a cold sampler from their fridge and pick your favourite brew on their large patio offering views of the waterfront and farmers' market. 1149 Marginal Road

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
After filling your reusable bags with local produce (and maybe even a bottle of Tidal Bay), treat yourself to a mango lassi or box of macron and head to the market's rooftop for the most unobstructed (and swoon-worthy) view of George's Island. 1209 Marginal Road

Hamachi Steakhouse
An upscale feel and Japanese-fusion menu make this restaurant's patio a change of pace from the waterfront's frequent seafood focus. 1477 Lower Water Street

The Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pourhouse
Tucked inside the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, this restaurant's courtyard-style patio offers moody lighting and umbrellas aplenty. Up the summery feel with a warm-weather starter like watermelon and feta! 1919 Upper Water Street

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Little Oak
Little Oak is so beautiful inside it’s hard to imagine choosing a seat on its patio—but it’s there, and the view’s not so shabby. Take in the sweet breeze of Bishop’s Landing with a banging cocktail, and seasonally inspired small plate, in front of you. 1475 Lower Water Street

The Lower Deck
Servers in kilts delivering blueberry grunt to tables of hungry tourists makes The Lower Deck's expansive, sun-soaked patio feel like an introduction to the city's summer energy. 1887 Upper Water Street

McKelvie's
A longtime seafood destination in Halifax's downtown, McKelvie's boasts a small, tucked away terrace off Lower Water Street—perfect for stealing a quiet moment for really enjoy your lobster roll, fish tacos or oysters. 1680 Lower Water Street

Murphy's On The Water
So close to the harbour it's a claim to fame in it's name, the touristy boardwalk spot has a big, sunny spot to enjoy your cold drink, or lobster dinner, with a side of salty breeze. 1751 Lower Water Street

Ristorante A Mano
This upscale Italian joint's handmade twist on classics like pasta and gelato are worth splurging calories and coin. Eating them from checkered tablecloths on the patio with its unbeatable ocean view? It ain't Florence, but it'll do just fine. 1477 Lower Water Street

Salty's
You can get your claws on every kind of seafood here, which is what makes it a tourist-friendly place to be, but also impressive is its waterfront patio. So close to the harbour you can feel one with the fishies. 1877 Lower Water Street

Shuck Seafood and Raw Bar
If simmering sidewalks and sticky days at the office leave you needing a reminder that you're in Canada's ocean playground, Shuck's fresh oysters (and fresh harbour view) will prompt you. 5120 Salter Street

Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar
Smiling Goat boasts a mini-south end empire, with three locations. While all offer strong-ass coffee and to-die-for peanut butter balls, the Bishop's Landing location pairs all your espresso-based favourites with outdoor seating that's so close to the water, the air is salty. 1475 Lower Water Street

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden
A waterfront edition of the comfort-food-focused upscale pub, the beer garden sees a full food and drink menu to be explored on a sun-streaked, sea-air terrace. Summit Plaza, 1579 Lower Water Street

Tomavinos
If summer in the city means you're entering full-on staycation mode, consider this sweet Italian eatery. Conveniently located across from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Seaport Market, Tomavinos' patio is a sunny pit stop to refuel after some staple sight-seeing. 1113 Marginal Road

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Waterfront Warehouse
The Warehouse's water-facing garage-style doors open up to reveal not only a killer view of the nearby boardwalk, but also a massive patio—one of the best on the strip. 1549 Lower Water Street

Quinpool Road + West End + Fairview

The Anchor
Fairview's neighbourhood hang cements itself as the new place to be with a sunny patio, perfect for draining cocktails with friends. 3625 Dutch Village Road

The Armview
Unpretentious, quality diner food at its finest is what The Armview is all about. Check out the spacious patio for the stunning view of the Northwest Arm that helped this spot, one of Halifax's oldest eateries, get its name. 7156 Chebucto Road

Blue Olive Greek Taverna
Say "Opa!" and celebrate sunny days over plates of simple, fresh Greek fare at this Quinpool spot's street-side patio. 6196 Quinpool Road

Bramoso Pizzeria and Beer Bar
Kicking back on this pizza joint's patio means indulging in a slice that's maybe not-so-indulgent: Vegan crusts, cheese-free pies and whole-wheat bases are all options you can sink your teeth into from this mid-sized stoop. 6169 Quinpool Road

Dilly Dally Coffee Cafe
This sweet little coffee shop offers espresso-based drinks and other trendy sips, like golden milk, that can be gulped down on a pint-sized back porch complete with sturdy picnic tables. 6100 Quinpool Road

Freeman's Little New York
This 24-hour pizza joint's quaint piece of patio is hemmed in with cheery yellow wrought iron fencing, adding a dose of kitsch to your extra-large with extra cheese. 6092 Quinpool Road

Freeman's Fairview
New York-style slices and ice-cold beer make an ideal pair on this patio aimed at Fairview sun-seekers. 3671 Dutch Village Road

Heartwood
Squeaky-clean vegan and vegetarian meals await on this sculptural, concrete patio with small tables and shady umbrellas. Sip on an ice-cold, fruit-laden smoothie here to beat the summer heat! 6250 Quinpool Road

La Piazza Ristorante
With a slew of coffee concoctions and wines on offer, this patio makes sense for relaxing over a glass (and a pizza) day or night. 6430 Chebucto Road

The Other Bean Coffee & Sandwich Bar
This small cafe calls itself "Quinpool Road's living room," so its patio must be Quinpool's porch, right? Either way, it's a great spot to stop, sip and maybe even munch a bagel or two. 6220 Quinpool Road

Pavia Gallery, Espresso Bar & Cafe
This Italian-style cafe slings strong espresso-based drinks and a rotating list of sweets from three locations around HRM, but the Herring Cove spot might be the best of the lot. The sunny wrap-around deck provides beautiful woodland views and features handmade gelato. Pro tip: Stop here after a day exploring the area's many hiking trails for a double-scoop waffle cone! 995 Herring Cove Road

Rinaldo's
Italian-American eats are on offer at this new addition to the food scene, run by Sam and Tony Rinaldo. Eggplant parmesan and meatball hero sandwiches—sure to be menu stars—can be enjoyed on an ample deck that'll be unveiled in late June. 2186 Windsor Street

Bedford

Finbar's Irish Pub
This Bedford pub offers classic comfort food fit for sharing with friends, plus a sweet whiskey menu to enjoy on its fresh air-filled patio. 1595 Bedford Highway

I Love Pho
Slurp soup to your heart's content on this Bedford patio offering a prime view of the Basin. 746 Bedford Highway

Izzy's Bagel Co.
What's better than fresh, hot bagels dripping with butter? Washing them down with iced espresso on a sunny patio, duh! 1180 Bedford Highway

Il Mercato
Underneath "il Mercato," written in lights, you'll find this brand-new breezy upstairs patio. At 50 seats large, it offers the proper al fresco experience, complete with rich Italian eats and a dreamy dessert menu. Enjoy the complimentary blankets when the sun goes down. 1595 Bedford Highway

Morris East
The Bedford edition of this wood-fired pizza palace has fragrant scents and a casual-luxe atmosphere spilling out onto its umbrella-covered patio. 620 Nine Mile Drive

Prospectors' Pub & Eatery
No-frills pub fare on a sunny-as-heck deck? It's a combo brighter than the summer sun. 75 Peakview Way

Resto Urban Dining
This rooftop patio is the perfect place to indulge in Resto's impressive-sounding, drool-inducing dessert menu, featuring sweet tooth zingers like ginger cake, pecan pie and peanut butter pie. 1516 Bedford Highway

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